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Photograph by:
Jim Mahoney  Search this
Published by:
Boston Herald, American, founded 1846  Search this
Subject of:
Len Bias, American, 1963 - 1986  Search this
Boston Celtics, American, founded 1946  Search this
.2a silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper;
.2b ink on newsprint with adhesive
H x W (.2a image): 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (24.1 × 19.1 cm)
H x W (.2a sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (.2b clipping): 8 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (21.6 × 18.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Black and white photograph (a) of Len Bias on NBA Draft Day, with newspaper clipping (b).
Bias is depicted on the right side of the image wearing a Celtics cap and a striped, light-colored suit with a dark necktie. There is an NBA Draft badge clipped to the chest pocket. He has a Celtics gym bag hanging on his proper left forearm. His dad, James, stands next to Len, looking up at him. He wears a dark colored suit and tie. There is a camera man partially visible just behind Len, and a large crowd of spectators in the far background.
Adhered to the verso is a folded newspaper clipping from the Friday, June 20, 1986 edition of the Boston Herald with the article on Draft Day that featured the photograph. The back of the clipping has an article about the Celtics arena, along with a political cartoon.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Basketball  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Boston Herald
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